India puts twist on the #icebucketchallenge

There is no doubt that the #icebucketchallenge is a global phenomenon. The challenge, started in Boston, MA,  is designed to raise funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and motor neurone disease (MND). People across the world are taking videos of themselves getting drenched in ice water, sharing […]


words to inspire

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”  –Mark Twain    

How To Tie a Head Scarf

How To with Anchal: Transforming your square scarf

Welcome to our introductory post of “How To with Anchal”. This marks the beginning of a new series of blog posts focused on inspiring you, our beloved Anchal fans, to do unique & different things with Anchal’s scarves.  In our “How To” segments, we will help you find new ways to wear your square, circle, […]


“Like a girl” campaign goes viral

Branded female empowerment campaigns are nothing new: consider Dove’s “Real Beauty” ads, which show how “real” women feel about themselves. Pantene has done similar work, focusing primarily on dismantling gender stereotypes in the workplace. The #LikeAGirl campaign follows a the same path but instead aims to boost the self-esteem for young girls, specifically between the ages of 10-12, […]

Myrdin Thompson

Anchal Advocate on Top of the World: Myrdin Thompson

This morning we are shining the spotlight on one of our Anchal Advocates, Myrdin Thompson, and we can’t help but be inspired by her accomplishments to keep doing great things. For over twenty years, Myrdin has served as a champion for the under-represented. A self-described “change agent,” Myrdin serves as a US Poverty Grassroots Expansion […]

Colleen at Ali Center (8.16)

“I dare you to design the change the world needs”

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the Muhammad Ali Center’s Daughters of Greatness Breakfast featuring Anchal’s own Colleen Clines.  While I know Colleen has spoken at several events in the Louisville area previously, this was a first for me. Although Colleen may be young, the work she has been doing since 2009 […]


Happy Independence Day, India!

Today, on August 15th, India celebrates it’s 1947 independence from British colonial rule.  It is an opportunity for them to pay homage to their leaders and all those who have fought for India’s independence in the past. People gather with family and friends, enjoy picnics, parties, parades, and listen to the highly anticipated speech of […]

India Trip 2011

#TBT: Day 1, India Trip 2011

we’re at new light right now waiting to meet up with urmi. we met urmi’s brother, arnab, for the first time after months of exchanging emails. it was great to be so warmly received – yesterday was a bit rough…contact with urmi has been sporadic and everyone we encountered yesterday was oddly grumpy. when we […]


Anchal Insider: the Summer Internship

It is heavy hearts that we said goodbye to our two lovely summer interns, Corinne and Julianne.  Throughout the summer, both girls worked diligently on starting Anchal’s grant applications and managing the social media accounts.  They also jumped into action to assist with processing incoming inventory and product photo-shoots.  These two women did it all.  They will […]


Graceland to Music City – Thanks Tennessee!

The Anchal Summer Roadshow officially hit the road this past weekend!  Bound for Memphis and Nashville, we packed up our assortment of quilts, scarves, and the wonderful new totes to share Anchal’s products and stories of our Artisans with our Tennessee fans. Our first stop, the Delta Groove Yoga Studio in Memphis. The evening was filled with […]